Plant Businesses Want to Go to Pot

May 9, 2014

Horticulturists across Florida are wondering if the state’s approval of a strain of medical marijuana can translate into new business, the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reports.

Gov. Rick Scott says he will sign the “Charlotte’s Web” bill into law, allowing a handful of growers to produce the liquid form of cannabis that is linked to the controlling of seizures of some children.

Potential vendors calling the Florida Medical Cannabis Association are discovering the bill includes tight restrictions, such as a requirement that growers have been in business continuously for 30 years, the Herald/Times Bureau reports.

That may be why out-of-state nurseries are focusing their attention on November’s broader constitutional amendment related to medical marijuana, the Florida Times-Union reports. Some already are partnering with in-state growers in case the amendment passes by the needed 60 percent vote, the Times-Union reports.